James Gunn just dropped a huge announcement, one that is out of this world, literally!
Gunn made the announcement on Facebook earlier, saying he wanted to share the news with the fans, aka the “most important people in the Guardiansverse.”
Gunn said that the question he gets asked the most is if he would return to write and direct a third installment of the franchise, and he has only just made the decision “after many months of ruminations and discussions”
“I could save this answer for the first, random interviewer to ask me during the press junket but instead I thought I’d share it with the most important people in the Guardiansverse — you, the fans, who have been so incredibly supportive and enthusiastic over the past five years, it has moved me to tears on a regular basis,” Gunn wrote. “So, yes, I’m returning to write and direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. In the end, my love for Rocket, Groot, Gamora, Star-Lord, Yondu, Mantis, Drax, and Nebula — and some of the other forthcoming heroes — goes deeper than you guys can possibly imagine, and I feel they have more adventures to go on and things to learn about themselves and the wonderful and sometimes terrifying universe we all inhabit. And, like in both Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, we will work on creating the story that goes beyond what you expect.”
Although much of the last decade of films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been leading to 2018’s Avengers: Infinity War, Guardians 3 will happen after all of that which makes us so happy.
“It will conclude the story of this iteration of the Guardians of the Galaxy, and help catapult both old and new Marvel characters into the next ten years and beyond,” he wrote. “I will be working side-by-side with Kevin Feige and the gang to help design where these stories go, and make sure the future of the Marvel Cosmic Universe is as special and authentic and magical as what we have created so far.”
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be released nationwide May 2nd.
We are so excited for the future of Guardians of the Galaxy, most importantly Baby Groot.